Norton pushes out public betas, free security that won’t be for everyone

It never ceases to amaze us how many computer users don’t have internet security. Whatever the reason, if you need some way of convincing, it might be worth trying a run of Norton’s beta products, with public releases now available free from Symantec’s online presence.

Aimed at the crowd out there that doesn’t mind running pre-release software, these early editions of the next stage of Norton 360, Norton Internet Security, and Norton Anti-Virus are for testing the new features, many of which endeavour to improve performance across the board, increase protection, and make filling out forms more secure.

It’s worth noting, however, that these are unreleased editions still in testing, so Norton recommends not running these on a production system.

For many geeks out there, this won’t be much of a bother, and the temptation of free security might be enough to coax those computer users out to try the software.

At one point, however, the betas will turn to full releases and subsequently end, and while Symantec won’t quite tell us when that is, the fact that you need to come back to the Norton beta website every two weeks for a new program and new pre-release code, might also push those people away from the beta.

If you’re fine with that, know the risks of beta, and have no problems, this might be worth checking out.